New Details on Wakanda Forever’s Original Script
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever one of the most talked about films of the year. There is a good reason for this, because it stems from phenomenal success Black Panther (2018), expectations were sky high. With the death of the main character, Chadwick Boseman, many difficult circumstances weighed on the development of the film. Director Ryan Coogler has mentioned in recent interviews that the original script will focus on the character of T’Challa. More specifically, audiences got a deeper look into the character’s thoughts and challenges after he was gone.
In addition to simply making the movie, Marvel had the added voice of fans expressing their desire to see T’Challa play the role. A virus petition to #RecastTChalla was created and was constantly trending on social media Black Panther: Wakanda Forever do you have any news. With that said, there was some curiosity as to how well Marvel paid attention to the fan outcry. In our previous interview a Admire the #RecastTChalla movement, they claimed that the campaign “wasn’t bad” and that Marvel was indeed aware of the movement. They were then asked if the campaign influenced the direction of the film.
Spoiler alert for Black Panther Wakanda Forever
The scene after Black Panther: Wakanda Forever introduced a new character named “Toussaint” to the audience. However, his real name was “Prince T’Challa, son of King T’Challa. This implied that T’Challa and Nakia had a child before the King of Wakanda passed away. Marvel gave an unexpected answer regarding the original script of the film. Read it below.
The film blog: With the whole [#RecastTChalla] campaign in mind, and given the post-credits scene, did fan desire influence any [post-credit scene}?
Nate Moore: Look, the ending of the movie, ironically, at least the idea of that character that we introduced at the end, was actually in the draft before [Chadwick Boseman] passed. Interestingly, the original version of this movie was T’Challa meeting [Prince T’Challa] first, and he has to come to terms with being a father. So it wasn’t a reaction to anything. In fact, it was an idea that already spoke of renewal.
Nate Moore: Obviously in a cannon [T’Challa] he was gone for five years… There was one person he didn’t know about. So we kept that. Both versions are about loss, but also about the triumph that can come from loss. It didn’t look like we needed to take it out. Right? And I think it’s an interesting place for Nakia. You know? So yeah, ironically he doesn’t respond to anything on the internet. It was Ryan’s idea [Coogler] it was a year ago.
Moore’s comments certainly gave Marvel fans a lot to think about. The idea of Boseman evolving as T’Challa’s character has been long-awaited, but it would also be spectacular if he came to terms with having children. Also, Marvel has missed showing positive black fathers. It seemed like a missed opportunity to showcase that in one of the most popular franchises that touches on black culture. On the other hand, some comic book fans may appreciate the new direction with Prince T’Challa. The comics portrayed T’Challa as a young king who lost his father at an early age. There is also the possibility of Prince T’Challa meeting a young version of Storm to continue the depiction of black love in the comics. It seems anything is possible with Marvel.
You can watch both parts of our exclusive interview with Nate Moore below. You can also read our spoiler free review here or see below.
Wakanda Forever – Nate Moore Interview Part 1:
Wakanda Forever – Nate Moore Interview Part 2:
Black Panther Wakanda Forever Video Review:
Director: Ryan Coogler
I write): Ryan Coogler, Joe Robert Cole
Stars: Letitia Wright, Tenoch Huerta, Angela Bassett, Winston Duke, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Dominque Thorne, Martin Freeman
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